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Functional Nutrition Radio

Functional Nutrition Radio brings evidence-based information to help you and your family live happier and healthier. Lahana Vigliano, CEO of Nuvitru Wellness, wants to arm women with the knowledge to change future generations + put back hope in health issues where all hope was lost. Lahana is functional medicine trained and looks at health diving deep into the root cause and figuring out how we can get to OPTIMAL health!
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Now displaying: March, 2020
Mar 30, 2020

Wondering what cooking oils to avoid and WHY? We’re going over this topic, so you can be educated on your next grocery store trip + getting oils that nourish your family!

Want a more personalized approach to your health, diet, and lifestyle? Book your free call with Lahana to learn how we can help you and we can leave more about YOU!

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Mar 26, 2020

Herbs and vegetables have an antiviral effect? WHAAAT?! Join us in today’s discussion about how certain foods/herbs give an antiviral effect in the body! This discussion isn’t about COVID-19 specifically, but other viruses in our environment. I want to give you encouragement that while we don’t have research on COVID-19 YET, if these items can provide an anti-viral effect on other viruses, I know in my bones there are things out there we just don’t know yet!

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Book that free exploration call with Lahana to start taking steps towards bettering your health. Kiss those hormonal imbalances and digestive issues GOODBYE!

Mar 23, 2020

In the midst of chaos and crazy, grocery shopping during the coronavirus can seem intimidating. Tune into today’s episode to learn about some tips that will help you navigate what you should be getting at the store!

Schedule your free appointment with Lahana to start moving forward with our team in taking back your health using #foodasmedicine approach!

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Mar 17, 2020

Listen to the first episode on cytokine storms! :)

Don’t forget to book your free 15 minute appointment with Lahana to see how we can help you + move you towards optimal health!

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Mar 16, 2020

Make your free exploration phone call appointment with Lahana over here!

***From now until 3/20/2020, we’re offering off $75 off an initial new client hour session! Take advantage of this amazing offer!

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Outside of the obvious like endometriosis or fibroids (which is a whole other topic that YES food can be still related), I want to talk about THREE other reasons that painful periods may be happening for ya!

Nutrient Deficiencies

Certain nutrients, like magnesium, are needed for optimal muscle contraction. Vitamin D deficiency also has been linked to period cycle issues. Optimizing vitamin E levels has been studied for painful periods – this is a fat-soluble vitamin, so working with a practitioner for the right dosage for you is important!

We do micronutrient deficiency testing in our practice to figure this out too! And we’re looking in the white blood cell, which is a more efficient and effective way at looking at your nutrient stores versus in the serum.

Never underestimate proper nutrient levels!

Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen is freakin’ awesome. We need it – it’s important for our health, but when we have too much or we don’t have enough progesterone (so the ratio between estrogen and progesterone isn’t optimal), we can feel that estrogen dominance. Painful periods are one of the symptoms of estrogen dominance.

Diet is important with estrogen (and progesterone) as it’s the foundation of making hormones + it influences the metabolism of estrogen. Those good ol’ cruciferous vegetables slay the game at making sure our body is choosing the protective pathway of estrogen versus the more DNA damaging one.

DUTCH hormone testing is what we do and it’s a way to be able to see how we can support you best with diet, along with lifestyle because not only does it test the estrogen and progesterone, but it also tests adrenals. Cortisol levels are really important for seeing how we’re handling our stress and from there, we can support you with lifestyle recommendations to make sure adrenals are moving towards that optimal range!

Prostaglandins

You might have heard me talk about omega-6 being a more pro-inflammatory fatty acid. It’s fancy name is called arachidonic acid. This type of fatty acid can create the production of something called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins play a role in the body by way of inflammation, inhibit platelet aggregation, helps the smooth muscle contract, and the way it’s related to periods is that it helps shed our lining every month! Hello, blood! If our body has more prostaglandins, this can contribute to those painful periods.

Diet is big importance here because we want to 1) eat foods that aren’t producing inflammation in our body and this is SUPER bio-individual, hence why we do food sensitivity testing and 2) get healthier fats in that produce a better fatty acid ratio. Our western diet is LOADED with omega-6 fatty acids. And don’t get me wrong, we need all the omegas, but it really does come down to balance.

P.S. You know you have extra prostaglandins when you have diarrhea before a cycle! Where is the poop emoji when I need it?!

If this is something you’re struggling with, I urge you to not stop looking for the root. I plead and beg that getting your foundation (diet, lifestyle, exercise, stress, sleep) is the most important thing we can do for our body before electing to do extremes. You are not alone! Many women are going through this + many women are underestimating what diet and lifestyle can do, Painful periods are not normal. If you haven’t tried working with a dietitian/nutritionist, our team is ready!

Your healthcare team should have an array of different practitioners, so that you are best supported with a holistic whole-body approach!

Mar 10, 2020

Wondering if you should not take elderberry {or any immune boosting herb} to prevent a cytokine storm?

We help break it down in a simple way!

Make your free appointment with us to see how we can help YOU!

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Pssst, don’t forget to get your hands on our grain-free granola recipe {topped over Culina yogurt!}

Mar 5, 2020

In this episode, we’re going over what low ferritin is, why it can happen, and food/supplement actions to take!

Make an appointment with the team at Thrival Nutrition to take back your health. We focus on hormone imbalances, digestive issues, weight loss, prenatal/postnatal, and more!

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Mar 2, 2020

Coronavirus is on FIRE right now. The media is getting everyone prepped for Doomsday. Listen in (without the fear-mongering) to learn about the #foodasmedicine and getting your body prepped for no matter WHAT the “new year” virus is!

Ready to book your one session? Remember, we’re offering $75 off until March 8th, 2020. Book your appointment over here!

Head over to our virtual dispensary to get your supplement cabinet prepped + ready!

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